Irrigation for Croquet Lawns
With a succession of dry summers irrigation has become more and more desirable. I installed irrigation for my own croquet lawn in early 2020 and the lawn played well throughout the season and looked superb as well. Mine is only a small club with 14 members and the cost of water to irrigate for the 2020 season worked out at around £15 per member. Irrigation produces an excellent playing surface with no down time and no drought repairs - so I am convinced.
To make it easier for clubs to acquire an irrigation system, I design and supply systems specifically for croquet lawns on a DIY installation basis. Most of the system is preassembled which means that the installation is mainly connecting pipes using compression fittings and "snap on" low voltage connectors for valve control cables. However, I hold your hand all the way and even provide a trenching machine free of charge.
Costs vary depending on pipe run lengths and tank size but, as a guide, a single lawn system costs around £3000 to £3500 and a four lawn installation £7500 to £8500. An electrician is required to install the supply to the pump and a concrete base is recommended for the tank. The pump is submersible and is housed in the tank making a pump house unnecessary. Electronic controls are usually sited in the club house and require an electricity socket.
If you have WiFi, the system can be controlled remotely from anywhere in the world..
Please contact me for more information